- Ethan Liard will proceed on loan to championship side Mk Dons according to Man Utd
- Liard will remain at Dons until the end of the season, United have confirmed
- This is coming days after Solskjaer claimed Sergio Romero and Marcos Rojo will be sold
Manchester United’s young defender Ethan Liard has been sent to Championship side Mk Dons on loan until the end of the season, the Premier League club has confirmed in a statement.
This is coming just days after United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that Sergio Rometo and Marcos Rojo will be sold as soon as offers are received.
The 19-year-old Liard made his first appearance for the Red Devils during a Europa League clash against Astana last season, before featuring against AZ Alkmaar.
The club said in a statement, as cited in a statement by the club:
“Manchester United defender Ethan Laird has joined MK Dons on loan for the remainder of the 2020/21 season.
“The 19-year-old, who has been with United since the age of 10, embarks on his first temporary move away from the club.
“Laird made his senior bow last season, in the Europa League tie against Astana, and also featured against AZ Alkmaar at Old Trafford the following week.”
The full-back joins the Dons’ following significant interest in taking him on loan. He is set to feature in an attacking system and excellent playing environment with the League One outfit.
Also, it was gathered that Solskjaer will reportedly tell four of his players that they are now surplus to requirement and are free to leave during the January transfer window.
United are ready to listen to offers Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Sergio Romero, and Jesse Lingard. The four stars have barely made an appearance for the Red Devils with Lingard playing two League Cup matches.
Argentine duo Romero and Rojo's contract will end in the summer and the one-year extension on Lingard's deal could possibly earn a bigger transfer fee for the Englishman.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo has received assurances from Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he will face his former club Watford in their FA Cup meeting this weekend.
The 31-year-old attacker whose deal with the Red Devils expires at the end of this month has made just four appearances with no goal across competitions this campaign.
The Norwegian-born tactician is hoping to make the remainder of the former Super Eagles star memorable by handing him a chance to play against his former teammates.
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